Nutrition Facts and Food Labels

Looking to Reduce Your Family's Added Sugar Intake? Here's How

Minimizing added sugar is a priority for many parents, but it's not as simple as trading cookies and soda for fruit and water. Added sugar can be found in many foods where you may not expect it.

Be a smart shopper by reading labels to find out more about the foods you eat. Learn the basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel, the meaning of health claims, terms and symbols on food packaging, and how to use that information to identify healthy choices.

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